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Open Access Resources

  • All disciplines

    UvA DARE

    Academic publications by UvA authors. To find full text publications only, filter the results by Fulltext: yes.

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    UvA Scripties

    Contains Bachelor and Master theses from the faculties of Economics and Business, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Science, and Master theses from the other faculties.

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    NARCIS

    NARCIS provides access to (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes. To find full text publications only, filter the results by Accessibility: Open Access.

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    BASE

    Bielefeld Academic Search Engine is a search engine especially for academic web resources. About 60% of the indexed documents is Open Access. To find full text publications only, filter the results by Access: Open Access.

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    CogPrints

    Archive for papers in several subject disciplines which are pertinent to the study of cognition: Biology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology.

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    COnnecting REpositories (CORE)

    Aggregator for open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide.

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    DOAJ

    Directory of Open Access Journals.

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    DOAB

    Directory of Open Access Books.

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    Hathi

    A collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitisation initiatives, as well as content digitised locally by libraries. Interesting if you search for older publications. To find full text publications only, check the ‘Full view only’ option.

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    Ingenta Open

    A gateway to open access articles and books, mainly from 2000-2018. 

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    JURN

    Academic search engine for open access articles, theses and dissertations. Searching with phrases and intitle commands is recommended, like:  intitle:”music therapy” intitle:dementia

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    OAIster

    Scholarly search engine indexing repositories for the integrated discovery of open access digital materials. Available through WorldCat.

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    OALib

    Open Access Library. Search engine to academic articles.

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    OAPEN

    The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books.

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    Open Science Framework (OSF)

    Search engine for preprints of academic articles.

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    Paperity

    Multi-disciplinary aggregator of open access journals and papers.

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    Preprints

    Preprints is a platform dedicated to making early versions of research outputs available.

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    ResearchGate

    ResearchGate is a professional network for researchers. You can create a free account. Part of the content is full text downloadable. Other publications can be requested; the author decides whether a full text copy can be sent.

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    ROAD

    Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources. You can search for journals, and refine the results by Open Access: Yes.

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    Sage Pure Gold Open Access Journals

    SAGE Pure Gold Open Access Journals is a collection of journals mainly on medicine, but contains also several journals on social sciences and sciences.

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    ScienceOpen

    ScienceOpen is a free network for encouraging Open Science practices. If necessary, filter your search results by Add filter  > Open Access.

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    SpringerOpen

    SpringerOpen journals, mainly on Medicine, Sciences and Social Sciences, are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. 

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    SSRN

    Originally a research network for social sciences, SSRN provides research papers for a wide range of disciplines.

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    Taylor & Francis Open Journals

    Peer-reviewed publications across all disciplines. Filter your search results by Access Type: Only show Open Access.

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  • Humanities

    Delpher

    Dutch digitised books (1500-1900), newspapers (1618-2005), magazines (1636-2010)  and radio bulletins (1937-1984).

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    Journal of Digital Humanities

    A peer-reviewed, open access journal, volumes published 2011-2014.

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    Europeana

    Search engine for images, sound recordings, videos and documents from the European heritage institutions, with collections about History, Archaeology, Arts and Music.

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    Open Humanities Press

    OHP is an international community of scholars with a focus on critical and cultural theory.

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    Open Journals

    An open access publishing platform for peer-reviewed journals, starting with journals in History and Linguistics and expanding to other disciplines in Humanities. This platform is made possible by a collaboration between the KNAW, NWO and the OPUS Foundation.

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  • Social Sciences

    Collabra

    Collabra: Psychology, Open Access journal from the University of California Press.

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    DataBank

    World Bank Open Data: open access to global development data.

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    ERIC

    ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center). A comprehensive database containing abstracts of journal articles, reports, curriculum guides, conference proceedings, etc. To find full text publications only, click ‘Full Text available on ERIC’.

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    SocArxiv

    Preprint archive for the Social Sciences.

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